Then I took the stack of baggies (somewhere around 80) into the shop. I started fashioning earrings for each necklace. I had ordered headpins and French ear wires from Rio Grande (ordered arrived in two days from when I called them) as part of selling my silver scrap to them. Of course, about twenty of our stock of necklaces could not be mated with ear rings.
Now I have the task of taking pictures of each set, and then putting them up in our shop (https://handmadeartists.com/shop/rasmussengems). This process is time consuming, but in the end we will have a complete group of necklace/earring sets available. To complete this process, every time in the future that Debora designs a bead necklace, she will also do the ear rings at that time. I will have to extend this idea to my
lapidary and silver smithing. When I cut stones or make a pendant, I will have to make matching earrings also.
This little diversion from out previous creative path will, I hope, make out customers happier.